CW Says Gossip Girl Spinoff is Dead

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The Gossip Girl spinoff, also known as the episode that ruined prom, is not going to be picked up this year, according to comments from the CW brass yesterday.

While some viewers thought the different setting offered new insights into the character of the future Lily van der Woodsen (Kelly Rutherford on Gossip Girl, Brittany Snow in the spinoff), The CW didn't add the spinoff to its fall schedule.

At upfronts, though, Ostroff indicated to reporters that it may still be in the running for a midseason berth. On Tuesday, however, she sounded less enthusiastic.

"Not right now," Ostroff said. "It doesn't look like it's likely."

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If the Gossip Girl spinoff "doesn't look likely," that's pretty much the nail in the virtual coffin. But it's still more hope than Body Politic well-wishers have.

"It's dead," Ostroff said of Body Politic on Tuesday. "I've been doing this for a long time, and I've never been in a situation where literally every pilot we shot this year could have made it on the schedule. They were just great pilots."

"As much as we all loved Body Politic, it just didn't - we just didn't go with it. And I think the show hasn't been seen really by anybody because it was just a pilot, but the actors, the producers, the writers - they did a really good job."

So those are two dead shows that never really aired. Oh well.

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